Former Lieutenant General Audre F. Piggee is by all accounts a very nice man. People tell us that he his very personable, and someone who avoids controversy as much as possible. While Piggee is sweet and lovable like his buddy Leslie “Koala Bear” Smith, they are two of the worst leaders in the United States Army.
Both of these clowns are terribly challenged in the integrity department and while Piggee is a charmingly nice man, he is also a card-carrying idiot who attempts to appease everyone. Not a leadership bone in his body.
We were all about done with Piggee. We had exposed him in previous articles for the fraud his is, and the Army took away a star. Big deal! It appears the plan is to quietly usher Piggee into retirement, like they do all the other admirals and generals who step on their dick.
We felt Piggee should have been busted to major and given an other-than-honorable discharge. Unfortunately, flag-ranking officers always receive an “honorable discharge” no matter what they do. A general officer could commit murder, and the military would never assign a less than honorable discharge to a flag-ranking officer.
It’s the clearest example of the judicial double standard that pervades the military. The admirals and generals have always felt they were above the law, and that’s because they are. While the American people are not looking and our Congress subscribes to this go-along to get-along policy, the flag-ranking officers of the United States military can do as they please.
THE DOCUMENT THAT HELPED
AUNDRE F. PIGGEE RISE TO THE TOP
A thesis in the Army War College is called an “SRP” (Strategic Research Project). Click on the link below to read the document that was copy-and-pasted from someone else’s research, the same document that helped to whisk old cut-and-paste Piggee right up the chain of command to attain the rank of lieutenant general in the United States Army.
The Strategic Research Project (SRP) paper for
Lieutenant Colonel Aundre F. Piggee
READ IT FOR YOURSELF
If they had caught plagiarism in the war college committed by anyone else, the student would have, at the very least, NEVER BEEN PROMOTED beyond the rank he/she currently held. In Pigge’s case that would be the rank of lieutenant colonel. He certainly would not have entered that exclusive club of general officers who arrogantly hold themselves above the law.
So by all that is right and fair, Piggee should have been busted from a lieutenant general, back to the rank he had at the war college, a lieutenant colonel. Taking away one star is laughable. It was a star that he never should have received in the first place… along with his two other stars. He also should have never been promoted to the rank of colonel either.
Promoting old cut-and-paste all the way up to lieutenant general sends a message to other lazy-ass officers who steal the work of others, to consider taking the risk. Maybe no one will find out and you’ll enter that special club of general officers who never held accountable for any malfeasance.
We love you Army, but those who allowed this abomination of justice and the cover-up, should hang your head(s) in shame. Think of all the careers that have been ruined for a hell of a lot less. Think of the careers that fucking Piggee himself ruined for a hell of a lot less.
Think of the damage done to the reputation of the prestigious Army War College. Now, every graduate who played by the rules and did their own work, have to bear the brunt of suspicion the work was potentially stolen and the Army let it pass.
The Secretary of Defense needs to immediately send every graduate of the war college a letter of apology for failing to attack this plagiarism issue sooner and for the Inspector General of the Army being allowed to cover it up for literally years.
The Army Secretary should also apologize for only taking one star from the Cut-and-Paste Piggee. That’s what people of integrity would do, they admit their mistakes and promise to do better. Hey, we are not holding our breath, that anyone in the Pentagon will hold these clowns accountable.
IT TURNS OUT, PIGGEE IS A “GEM” OF A GUY
Audre F. Piggee may be on the fringes of being functionally illiterate, but you would never know it by the emails he wrote. But, did he write those emails?
Piggee would tell a subordinate to conjure up a “GEM” for some purpose. The code acronym “GEM” stands for “ghost E-mail.”
One of his underlings would draft a beautiful email and save it as an .oft extension. Then, attach the email “template” to an email sent to Piggee. The email attachment was completely filled in with the TO, FROM and COPY blocks filled in. When Piggee would pull up the attachment it was insert his signature block, so all he had to do was just hit the send key.
Piggee was smart enough to know it was to his benefit to surround himself with brilliant people who were true professionals. He would use their mastery of the written word to propel himself up the chain of command. All Piggee did, was to just hit the return key, and wallah… he looked like the smartest fucker on the block.
THEY KNEW IT ALL ALONG
So, a guy who couldn’t write a coherent memo rises to the pinnacle of success as a lieutenant general in the United States Army. The fact that Piggee couldn’t write a coherent sentence was the worst kept secret in the Army.
Our sources tell us that Piggee’s buddy, Lieutenant General Leslie “Koala Bear” Smith knew about the plagiarism going all the way back to when Piggee graduated from the Army War College. Not only did the IG(s) do nothing, they took overt steps to protect Piggee from any scrutiny, as he rose up through the ranks.
Most all Americans love a fairy tale story of extraordinary achievement. We love to hear about people who rose up from poverty and disadvantage, to achieve extraordinary things.
Perhaps this is one of the reasons that Piggee was protected throughout his career. He was a sweet lovable guy that people wanted to see “make it to the top.”
While we understand it, it still is not right to achieve success on the backs of others. For the fairy tale of success to come true, the individual had to have earned it, and not stolen it from others. Otherwise the fairy tale is nothing more than a fraud.
THE PRESTIGE OF THE ARMY WAR COLLEGE
Only about 12% of regular Army officers are selected to enroll in the Army’s War College. In the regular Army, once an officer achieves the rank of lieutenant colonel, they apply for enrollment in the war college correspondence program, referred to as “DDE” Department of Distance Education. Officers have to be board selected to enroll in the distance education program.
Once students in the Army’s War College are immediately hit with a minimum of reading 150+ pages per day. Students have to write a five to eight page paper that is due every two weeks or so. If you don’t like doing homework, this is not the place for you.
Once students graduate, the War College creates a massive bronze plaque with raised lettering showing all of the graduates. The ceremony is a very big deal, but three weeks ago, the powers that be, began to secretly remove the names of the plagiarizers. For the longest time, they left Piggee’s name on the plaque, but eventually got around to grind his name off the plaque.